Massachusetts Fire Towers
Manchester Tower
Massachusetts State Tower #18

Manchester Tower in 2004
(photo courtesy Henry Isenberg)


Town: Manchester
County: Essex
Mountain or Hill: Morse Hill
Height above sea level: 232 FT
Tower Structure Height: 68 FT
Latitude: 42-36-03
Longitude: 70-45-35
First date of operation: Apr 24, 1913
Type: Steel Tower



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  • This is currently an active state tower
  • The first tower at this site was a 48 FT tower with a spiral staircase
  • The land for the tower was donated by the North Shore Imporvement Association with a $500 donation which was to be put toward the tower
  • A new cab was built in 1926
  • In 1947, two-way radios were installed
  • In 1969, this tower was dismantled and sold and a new 68 FT tower (current one) was constructed


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